Fluency is essential for skillful and motivated reading, but it is often misunderstood. Hasbrouck emphasized that fluent reading is NOT fast reading. This Oct. 6 webinar and question and answer session defined reading fluency; clarified the link between fluency and comprehension; and covered the role of fluency assessments and effective fluency instruction.
Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D. is a leading researcher, educational consultant, and author who works with schools in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Hasbrouck worked as a reading specialist and coach for 15 years and later taught at the University of Oregon and Texas A&M University. Her research in reading fluency, academic assessment and interventions, and instructional coaching has been widely published. She is the author and coauthor of several books, curriculum materials, and assessment tools. She continues to collaborate with researchers on projects related to reading assessment and intervention and enjoys volunteering at her grandson’s K-8 school in Seattle.
Author and educational consultant Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D.
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